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Friday 25 April 2014 8:29 AM

Maidenhead RFC News

Maidenhead RFC were beaten 39-17 by Bracknell in the final of the Berkshire Cup at Braywick on Wednesday last week, but undeterred head coach Allan Greene was impressed with his young team's effort.

The hastily arranged match was won by the National League 3 side despite tries from Maids' skipper Mykel Parrott and winger Tom Simpson, plus seven points from the


11:00 Sat 19 Apr 2014
Allan Greene Maidenhead RFC is debating whether to change tack and offer players 'inducements' to play 1st XV rugby at Braywick next season. In their first year at the helm, both head coach Allan Greene and chairman
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17:43 Thu 17 Apr 2014
rugby Maidenhead RFC were beaten 39-17 by Bracknell in the final of the of the Berkshire Cup at Braywick on Wednesday evening. The hasitly arranged match was won the National League 3 side despite tries from
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16:00 Mon 14 Apr 2014
Maidenhead Advertiser Tonbridge Angels In today's SportsTALK - Michael, Graeme and Dan look back a feisty encounter at York Road with Conference South Survival on the line. It all kicked off at York Road as Maidenhead United players and
10:30 Fri 18 Apr 2014
Allan Greene Maidenhead RFC head coach Allan Greene declared himself satisfied with his team's season in South West 1 after they finished mid-table following a 29-7 win at Salisbury on Saturday. Maids have enjoyed a mixed season
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17:34 Wed 16 Apr 2014
Maidenhead RFC Braywick Maidenhead RFC host Bracknell RFC at Braywick tonight in the Berkshire Cup final, kick-off 8pm. The match was only arranged on Monday and Maids head coach Allan Greene says he has patched together a team
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19:00 Sat 12 Apr 2014
rugby Marlow are relegated from South West 1 East after losing their penultimate match of the season 27-12 at Reading. The Bucks side, who beat champions Oxford Harlequins 19-15 last week to maintain their tenuous grip
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20:00 Wed 23 Apr 2014
London Wasps Dai Young hailed the performance of his back-row trio after claiming Gloucester Rugby never stood a chance against his London Wasps side in The Stinger at Twickenham. Wasps won out 38-30 in the end to
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14:09 Tue 22 Apr 2014
London Irish Director of rugby Brian Smith admits the battle was won and lost in the first 40 minutes as London Irish's spirited second-half comeback fell short against Northampton Saints at Franklin's Gardens. Aviva Premiership leaders Saints
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20:30 Thu 24 Apr 2014
Richard Kinsey Marlow completed their miserable campaign in South West 1 East with a 32-21 defeat at home to Devizes on Saturday. The hosts were soon 19-0 down as Devizes started positively, but Marlow fought back and
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16:00 Sun 30 Mar 2014
Claires Court School u18s Two Claires Court School teams won national sevens tournaments to cap a memorable season. The u18s started their ISA competition well, beating Sexey's School from Devon 35-0, Trinity School, Croydon 26-5, and the home team
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Maidenhead RFC News

Maidenhead RFC started life as Thames Valley Rugby Club, playing their first match in February 1922 against Berkshire Wanderers at Cookham Football Club.

The club soon moved to the Bray Show Ground, which was home until 1926, after which they uprooted to Kidwells Park in Maidenhead.

One of the players in that first match was RA 'Roy' Bonberry who stayed with the club for more than 60 years until his death in 1983.

Bonberry was president when the club moved to the current site at Braywick in 1967, overseeing the building of a purpose built clubhouse and the development of the club as it grew to operate up to eight teams on a Saturday.

The 1970s was a successful period for the club which included the winning of the county cup on numerous occasions.

During this period the national knockout cup - called the John Player Cup - was created with the first ever match being played at Braywick between Maidenhead and Wakefield, which the visitors won comfortably.

Under captains such as Mike Davis, Martyn Gulliford, Derek Harris, Dick Brown, Allan Carter, Ian Boyd, Dave Course and Allan Greene (who played more than 600 games), Maids continued to keep the club at the forefront of the development of community rugby.

The Southern Merit Table was formed and won, and then in 1987 Maids were placed in the newly formed South West Division 1 (SW1).

Promotion to National League 4 in 1989/90 was to last for one season, and Maids remained in SW1 throughout the next decade, before relegation to SW2 came in 2001/02.

Maids were promoted back to SW1 two seasons later before dropping back into SW2 in 2007/08, after which head coach Simon Edwards stepped down.

Ricky Khan took over as head coach, and with Mark Mueller as skipper, the team bounced straight back into SW1 and followed this up with promotion to National League 3 South West (NL3SW).

Maids were relegated after one season, but following another year in SW1 were promoted with Richie Craig as captain to the national leagues again through the playoffs.

Maids are currently in NL3SW under the captaincy of Simon Cripps.

Return to our Maidenhead RFC page for all the latest rugby scores, transfer news, pre-match coverage and post-match reaction.


Club: Maidenhead RFC

Nickname: Maids

Formed: 1922

Ground: Braywick

League: National 3 South West

Chairman: Jon Wanklyn

Head coach: Ricky Khan

Twitter: @maidsrfc

Website: www.maidenheadrfc.com